The unemployment rate in Capitola increased from December's mark of 6.2 percent up to 7.2 percent in January, according to preliminary data released by the state last Friday.
Compared to the rest of the state, Capitola's unemployment rate is well below the average. The state of California as a whole also saw a slight increase to 10.4 percent from 10.3 percent in December.
Other parts of mid-county saw similar increases, like Soquel (8.3 percent to 9.6 percent), and Aptos (4.3 percent to 5.0 percent).
The figures above, including Capitola, are not seasonally-adjusted, meaning seasonal temporary work such as holiday employment is not factored into the rate. The seasonally-adjusted figure shows the state as a whole staying the same with a 9.8 percent unemployment figure.
Seasonally-adjusted figures are not available for cities.
How to Use the Map: Click on any city to see January unemployment figures and December rates (note: rates are preliminary December figures and may vary slightly from final figures). Cities within 10 percent of state average are purple, red are above-average and blue below. Green cities are the lowest, below 5 percent unemployed.